Articles on Physiotherapy Treatments and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Getting better is not just your physiotherapists, instructors or trainers’ responsibility. It is also yours, your care-takers and loved ones’. It is a collaborative effort that require everyone’s active understanding and participation.

This portal is dedicated to providing clear information on the latest physiotherapy conditions and treatments for online users.

Best Back Pain Option Is Not Bed Rest
06 Jul 2009, 10:00 am

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for consulting a physician. Despite little supporting scientific evidence, bed rest was considered the primary treatment for low back pain from the late 19th century. What has changed now is how back pain is understood and managed.

Bone Spurs in the Neck Area of the Spine
03 Jul 2009, 9:12 am

Hi, I am suffering from neck pain. My doctor ordered an x-ray for my neck. He said there are bone spurs but there was no need for surgery. Does that mean i have to live with my neck pain permanently? Will it get worse?” – Peter

Simple Exercises For Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers
26 Jun 2009, 10:31 am

In an earlier post, we discussed on what plantar fasciitis is about, including the causes, symptoms and treatment options available. If you think you might be sufferring from plantar fasciitis, read on and find out more about the exercises that you can do to help ease the pain in your foot!

3D Medical Animation of a Rotator Cuff Surgery
24 Jun 2009, 12:33 pm

 This is a good video following up our earlier article on Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair   Also here is another excellent video on Shoulder Impingment.

Supplements or Exercise for Osteoporosis?
23 Jun 2009, 4:06 pm

Hi, If given a choice between taking calcium supplements and exercise for osteoporosis, which should I choose? And why? Thanks.”  – Rosnah

We’ve Heard So Much of the ‘CORE’, What About the ‘SLINGS’?
22 Jun 2009, 10:53 pm

Ever wondered how a belly-dancer is able to move and control her hips effortlessly to the rhythm? She will need to have good control of her lower spine, pelvis and its supporting muscles systems, in particular the “myofascial slings".

Plantar Fasciitis – Pain In The Heel!
17 Jun 2009, 3:21 pm

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a term given for the painful and inflamed flat, fibrous band of tissue (also known as the plantar fascia or plantar aponeurosis) that connects your heel bone to your toes. The fascia acts as a shock absorber and supports the arch of the foot. With plantar fasciitis, there […]

Ankle Replacement Surgery
09 Jun 2009, 1:08 pm

An ankle replacement surgery is where the joints of the ankle are fitted with a prosthesis or an implant to replace the existing worn out joints. It is usually recommended for the elderly and relatively inactive person as one of the major complication from such a surgery is loosening of the ankle joint due to […]

Spasmodic Torticollis
27 May 2009, 11:05 pm

Spasmodic torticollis (ST) is also called cervical dystonia. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterised by involuntary muscle spasms and sustained muscle contractions. Dystonia can affect just one muscle or a group of muscles or all of your muscles. In the case of ST, the muscles in the neck go into involuntary contractions. These sustained […]

What goes ‘crack’?
27 May 2009, 7:28 am

Something a fair number of us do it. And it isn’t necessarily good if it is overdone. But oh, it feels so good. What am I talking about? Cracking your knuckles of course. Obviously, you are not really cracking your finger bones, so where does the sound come from? In a word, gas.

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